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Film Screening: Journey to the Maggot Feeder

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WHEN: 6-8pm 15th January 2019

WHERE: Room G.05, 50 George Square

SoMA Edinburgh is proud to present a free film screening of Journey to the Maggot Feeder (2015). 


This film tries to solve the mystery of a bizarre Arctic fairy tale. Priit Tender, an Estonian animator, makes a film about an old Chukchi legend – The Maggot Feeder. The unconventional narrative is misunderstood by western audiences and Priit takes off on a journey to Chukotka in the north-eastern corner of Siberia, where he unearths deeper layers of the tale and local culture. This anthropological road movie deals with the importance of storytelling and it invites the viewers to undertake a journey into the depths of the Chukchi inner world. 

For further info, see: https://raifilm.org.uk/films/journey-to-the-maggot-feeder/.

This documentary is an RAI Film Festival Prize winner, and is being screened in partnership with the upcoming RAI Film Festival 2019. SoMA Rep Leah Eades will be available to discuss the festival and to share her local knowledge of Bristol, where it is being hosted.

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